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From the Ted Talk by Trish Millines Dziko: How schools can nurture every student's genius

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Now projects like these usually start with a guiding question, and theirs is "How do you sustain life for a generation on a spacecraft?" These 10-year-olds get into initial ctsriovaoenns about governance on the spacecraft, the necessities to have on board. Is it even ethical to have a getoeniarn live and die on a spacecraft? And what roles are needed to create a functioning community? There are some whispers and some head nods as the teacher explains to them that this quarter, they're expected to deliver a persuasive esasy, a 30-second elevator secpeh, a model of a section of the spacecraft in diorama form, a system of gnrnoemvet with laws and a constitution, and a research dlapsiy demonstrating their kodlwngee of planets. That's a lot.

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Now projects like these usually start with a guiding question, and theirs is "How do you sustain life for a generation on a spacecraft?" These 10-year-olds get into initial _____________ about governance on the spacecraft, the necessities to have on board. Is it even ethical to have a __________ live and die on a spacecraft? And what roles are needed to create a functioning community? There are some whispers and some head nods as the teacher explains to them that this quarter, they're expected to deliver a persuasive _____, a 30-second elevator ______, a model of a section of the spacecraft in diorama form, a system of __________ with laws and a constitution, and a research _______ demonstrating their _________ of planets. That's a lot.

Solution

  1. speech
  2. knowledge
  3. government
  4. display
  5. generation
  6. conversations
  7. essay

Original Text

Now projects like these usually start with a guiding question, and theirs is "How do you sustain life for a generation on a spacecraft?" These 10-year-olds get into initial conversations about governance on the spacecraft, the necessities to have on board. Is it even ethical to have a generation live and die on a spacecraft? And what roles are needed to create a functioning community? There are some whispers and some head nods as the teacher explains to them that this quarter, they're expected to deliver a persuasive essay, a 30-second elevator speech, a model of a section of the spacecraft in diorama form, a system of government with laws and a constitution, and a research display demonstrating their knowledge of planets. That's a lot.

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